Rail Forum Midlands Board

  • Paul Robinson

    Chair
    In his ‘day job’ Paul is Managing Director of Keolis Nottingham Trams who Operate and Maintain the NET Light Rail System. He is also a Board Director for Keolis Amey Metrolink and Seilwaith Amey Keolis Ltd (W&B) Franchises. He has over 35 years in the rail sector having held Director positions at RFS, Babcock/Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom Transport. He brings a wealth of experience: operationally, commercially and with strategic leadership.
  • Michelle Craven-Faulkner

    Vice-Chair
    In her ‘day job’ Michelle is a Director within Geldards Commerce and Technology Department. She joined Geldards from Nelsons following several years contracting experience with Alstom Transport covering projects across the whole of the UK. Michelle has experience across all aspects of rail having been involved with supporting the manufacturing, renovation, service and parts supply functions, together with West Coast Mainline, Northern & Jubilee Line and Light Rail Projects.

RFM Executive Directors

  • Anna Ince

    Chief Executive Officer at Resonate
  • Chris Swan

    Head of Rail at Tarmac
  • David Brookes

    Head of Business Development at Elite KL
  • David Taylor

    Managing Director at Datum Composites
  • Donna Bickley

    Managing Director at Inside Out Group
  • Laura Cawdell

    Business Development Manager at TUV Rheinland UK
  • Maria Smith

    Business Development Manager at Flotec Industrial
  • Michael Grace

    Practice Director Rail Consulting at SNC-Lavalin
  • Nicola Phillips

    Supply Chain Director at Siemens Mobility
  • Paul Bennison

    Business Unit Manager, Dellner Couplers UK
  • Rupert Brennan-Brown

    Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Porterbrook
  • Scott Harrison

    Chief Operating Officer at Permaquip
  • Simon Higgens

    Group Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Director at ISS Labour
  • Will Tanner

    Director Public Relations and Public Affairs at Bombardier Transportation UK

RFM Stakeholder Members of the Board

  • Andrew Pritchard

    Midlands Connect & East Midlands Councils
  • Chris Wright

    Commercial Director, East Midlands Railway
  • Cllr Trevor Ainsworth

    Derbyshire County Council
  • Gary Walsh

    Route Director, Network Rail
  • Kevin Hepworth

    Unite the Union
  • Lawrence Bowman

    Deputy Managing Director & Customer Experience Director at West Midlands Trains